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Online First Aid Course

First Aid is defined as the medical attention that is given to an ill or injured person before medical experts arrive on the scene. This course follows Nationally Accepted guidelines and is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 10: Wound Emergencies

Defined:

Wounds are an injury of the soft tissue (tissue in the body that is not bone). Wounds are generally classified as either a closed or open wound.

Causes:

Abrasions (cuts or lacerations)
Amputation
Blow
Bite
Falling
Fight: punch, bump or hit
Motor vehicle accident
Puncturing and penetrating (sharp objects, glass, etc.)

Signs and Symptoms:

Bleeding
Bruising
Pain
Redness, swelling